Tajikistan, the world’s leading exporter of suicide bombers to ISIS has the potential to become the next terrorist hotspot as a host of factors converge to put the small Central Asian nation at serious risk.
The premature death of President Islam Karimov has created a potentially dangerous power vacuum in Uzbekistan.
Beijing has turned the Uyghurs into the boogeyman of Central Asia, and the focus of its Central Asian security framework, creating the SCO in the process. A special report by GRI Senior Analyst Jeremy Luedi.
In a GRI Guest Post, Pierre-Olivier and Matthew Holland explore the key impacts of the recent death of Uzbekistan’s long-time regime leader.
The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.
Since the launch of the China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, China has focused its efforts in the expansion of its presence in Central Asia.
With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.
A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan shows great promise in its positive economic impact, in large part due to the leadership and strategy of